BetaNews: Avast opens up about CCleaner hack and outlines how it will protect users

BetaNews: Avast opens up about CCleaner hack and outlines how it will protect users. “When news broke yesterday that CCleaner had been hacked and a dangerously modified version had been available to download for a number of weeks, there were understandable concerns from the program’s large userbase. And the concern is well-placed — some 2.27 million machines are thought to have installed the infected software. Avast now has something of a PR nightmare on its hands as it tries to rebuild the trust of its users. To this end, company CEO Vince Steckler and CTO Ondřej Vlček have written an article clarifying what happened with CCleaner, and give some details about how they plan to protect their customers — as well as ‘correct[ing] some misleading information that is currently circulating.'”